1991 Geo Tracker Reviews

1991 Geo Tracker 1.6 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired173000 miles
Most recent distance1736000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

This is a cheap, tough, sporty toy!

Faults:

Just a little through rust in spots on the floorboards, surface rust on bottoms of doors, but the car was previously a beach toy and was full of sand and shows remnants of salt.

Typical wear and tear, rattles and mechanical looseness of a 16 year old car.

Haven't had to repair anything yet; I have only owned it one month.

Was told by the used car dealer that the Tracker was towed behind a motor home, that the rear end was replaced and that the high mileage was mostly tow miles.

General Comments:

Great sporty fun to drive! Nimble, with a tight turning radius. Kidney-buster, not suitable for a soothing cross-country tour.

My $1200 winter toy (to keep my 37 year old Fiat Spider out of the snow and salt!)

Better than the Ford Escort wagon on gas.

Would not let it be my teenager's car because of lack of airbag, slight tendency to rollover and poor crash ratings.

Surprisingly well-made comfortable seats for an otherwise cheap interior.

Fun convertible top. Inconvenient to use back tailgate though because you have to unzip the rear window to swing out the tailgate.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th July, 2007

1991 Geo Tracker 1.6 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired131000 miles
Previous carFord F250 Super Duty

Summary:

Love it!

Faults:

I need more space.

General Comments:

Can a receiver hitch be put on this so that a "wheel less trailer" or "cargo trailer" can be place on it?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th July, 2007

7th Jul 2007, 20:25

There are several brands of receiver hitches that can be bolted on your Tracker. Draw Tite is one of them. Most are 1 1/4 receivers instead of the 2" used for add on carry space. You can however, tow up to 1000 lbs with the Tracker on the 1 1/4 receiver. I have a 3500 lb trailer that I pull, but it is equipped with electric brakes and a controller in the vehicle. There are also replacement rear bumpers with trailer hitches built in. Trail Tough I believe has one.

1991 Geo Tracker Base model 1.4L gasoline from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.4L gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance155000 miles
Previous carFord Bronco II

Summary:

This is an all-around excellent compact sport-utility vehicle.

Faults:

Minor oil leak at distributor when I got it.

Automatic transmission gradually failed at 150,000 miles.

General Comments:

Drives well on-road, much like a regular subcompact car, it's very stable on the highway. Starts right up every time. Drives off-road better than I expected, went up any hill I pointed it at.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th February, 2006

1991 Geo Tracker 1.6 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired123000 miles
Most recent distance132000 miles
Previous carJeep Comanche

Summary:

It's fun to drive and gives a sense of reliability to own

Faults:

Rear entry key lock doesn't work.

General Comments:

I can't believe that a 1.6 litre engine only gets around 20 MPG.

The low gears make it tach over 4,000 RPM at freeway speeds, killing the mileage.

Other than the poor mileage, it's a great town car with 4WD!

Does anyone know of a kit that will enclose the "Cab" and make the vehicle a little pick-up truck type unit?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th September, 2005

1991 Geo Tracker 1.6L EFI from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6L EFI Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

It's a great little SUV for both getting to and from work as well as having fun in the mud

Faults:

The OEM manual locking hubs didn't work when I bought it.

The soft top had shrunk up at the back corners and would no longer latch properly.

Most of the exhaust pipe had holes rusted through it.

Seats have minor tears at the seams.

The key slot for the crankshaft timing sprocket broke out at 140,000 miles.

General Comments:

I bought it used and knew what problems it had in advance.

The first thing I replaced was the air filter with a K&N, gave it a full tune up and oil change.

Next, I replaced the OEM manual hubs with Super-Winch which are made much better and have never slipped out of lock.

I replaced the entire exhaust system with a Calmini 2 inch complete custom exhaust, (Header, high-flow cat, turbo muffler and all necessary exhaust pipe) for a fraction of what just the OEM cat would have cost.

I've also replaced the OEM 5 1/2 inch wide rims with 7 inch and put on all terrain tires.

With these additions, this little SUV can get in and back out of mud holes that larger trucks have problems with.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2005

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 23 reviews